Melinda Sue Gordon / Sony Pictures
April 3, 2013
The players: Brad Pitt as Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane, Jonah Hill as a Yale wiz kid and Phillip Seymour Hoffman as the A's stubborn coach
How it changed the game: When the Oakland Athletics find themselves on a budget with the championship constantly eluding them, a revolutionary runs-based formula alters their recruiting style by finding value in underpaid players. Who knew spreadsheets could be so interesting on film?